The Midi Skirt has been on the runway for a few years but this season it has really hit Australian fashion stores with a bang!
It’s also a nice competitor to this year’s 70’s inspired mini, particularly for those of us seeking a more demure skirt length.
Now it’s a little bit of a tricky length, with modern midi’s reaching just below the knee to mid calf.
So I can already hear many of you asking: “Who can wear it?”
I can also hear some of my petite readers crying out: “I’m too short for a midi!”
Being just less than five foot tall myself, I also kept this trend at bay until I found a few midi skirts I could wear and I’ll explain why.
You see, midi-skirts are not just a tight block colour skirt, there are an array of interesting hemlines, asymmetrical and voluminous styles and prints to get you interested.
This white skirt and top are from Zara. This works because of the sheerness in the skirt along with the shorter underskirt. Overall it visually lengthens my look.
Interested? Well, here are some style rules for consideration:
- If you are short and you would love to wear a midi skirt, pair it with a nude heel or platform;
- You should also avoid a wide, dark or high ankle strap with the midi skirt.
- If you have short legs – rules apply as above and the option in the above photo should help you!
- If you are tall, a midi skirt is a great choice for you, although, I would avoid a flat shoe with a midi especially one with an ankle strap as it can look a little frumpy in my opinion;
- A full or pleated midi skirt will require some height; or if you are tall enough, you can wear pointed flats.
- A midi with a centre split can open up the leg area…….this is another option I personally use, however still with heel height to elongate!!!
Remember that the word “midi” relates to the length being mid-calf so all other body shape rules need to be adhered to 🙂
Now I hope you enjoyed today’s pics and I would love hear your thoughts on the midi skirt?
Do you like them? Will you perhaps consider trying one now?
Let me know as always in the comments below.